Shelter Me (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

When the heiress of a shoe manufacturing business returns to her home Italy after a trip to Tunisia and discovers an Arab teenager in her luggage, the makeshift family formed between the heiress, her faithful factory worker, and the runaway crumbles under the weight of the outside world. Heiress Anna and her lover Maria have just returned from a romantic getaway in Italy, and upon opening her suitcase Anna discovers that Arab teen Anis has stowed away for the ride to Europe. A stranger in a strange land, Anis is cared for by the motherly Anna despite Maria's initial objections. As the days go by the three gradually build a tenuous domestic rhythm - Anna is the caring mother, Maria the sisterly confidante, and Anis the wide-eyed child. But despite the fact that Maria soon warms to the idea of having Anis around, Anna's mother is vehement in her disapproval of the situation. Meanwhile, Mara suffers at the bedside of her ailing father while Anis grows increasingly comfortable with his new home life and attempts to figure out why Anna and her employee share the same bed. Now, as Anis and Mara grow increasingly closer, their common bond, and shared problems, with Anna slowly come into focus.



bonding [relationship], family, stowaway